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Flatpaks with Linux Mint

Cal Esneault Linux software is installed using pre-compiled “packages.” The traditional method, called dynamic packaging, separately installs the main application and additional supporting sub-components (“dependencies). Mint uses the Debian package management system and provides a graphical Software Manager program to… Continue Reading…

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Interesting Internet Finds

Steve Costello   While going through more than 300 RSS feeds, I often encounter things I think might interest other user group members. The following are some items I found interesting during May 2022.   Amazon Dropping MOBI Support On… Continue Reading…

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Buying A New Computer

David Kretchmar From time to time, every computer specialist is asked, “What computer should I buy?” The answer is usually, “What do you intend to do with it, and how much can you afford?” This article addresses the major decisions… Continue Reading…

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In disasters, people are abandoning official info for social media. Here’s how to know what to trust

Stan Karanasios, The University of Queensland and Peter Hayes, CQUniversity Australia In an emergency, where do you turn to find out what’s going on and what you should do to stay safe? Traditionally, government agencies have been the “go-to” sources… Continue Reading…

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East SIG Report September 2022

Host Frank Maher welcomed members to the September Zoom meeting of the East SIG. Frank then outlined the nights agenda below: Presentation 1: Q&A with Georg Skarbek Presentation 2: Tuning Windows 11 – Personalisation and Privacy issues Main presentation: Electric Commercial Aircraft by… Continue Reading…

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From The Editor October 2022

Hugh Macdonald Welcome to the October 2022 edition of PC Update. This month our two main feature articles are about buying a new PC and using Flatpaks in Linux. It’s always fun buying a new PC, whether it’s a laptop… Continue Reading…

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My First Encounter With Linux

Stewart Gruneklee The personal computer operating systems that I have used over the years started with Digital Research DR DOS in the mid 1980’s and then Microsoft’s DOS followed by various versions of Windows starting from version 3.11 up to… Continue Reading…

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What is multi-factor authentication

Jongkil Jay Jeong, Deakin University; Ashish Nanda, Deakin University, and Syed Wajid Ali Shah, Deakin University Data breaches are becoming commonplace in both small and big tech companies. The most recent victim was Australian telecommunications company Optus, resulting in unauthorised… Continue Reading…

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The Tesla Optimus robot is not very impressive – but it may be a sign of better things to come

Wafa Johal, The University of Melbourne In August 2021, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced the electric car manufacturer was planning to get into the robot business. In a presentation accompanied by a human dressed as a robot, Musk said work… Continue Reading…

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